PM Ponta: I suggest we fully reset Romania’s European policy of the past eight years
Prime Ministers Victor Ponta is arguing that Romania’s ways of doing European politics over the past eight years should be reset and focus should switch to more serious issues than the mere postponement of Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area.
‘We have to focus in the future on even more serious issues that the postponement of our accession to the Schengen Area and I am still arguing that if we want to treat matters seriously, I suggest we fully reset the ways in which Romania has done politics in Europe over the past eight years and find a more efficient strategy,’ Ponta told Antena 3 in a phone intervention.
He added that what threatens to affect Romania in the medium and long term is the worry that its workers will replace workers elsewhere in the European Union, plus the Roma issue.
He added that it is important to see who built the image of Romania as a country that does not deserve to be invited anywhere.
‘I do not believe we should argue with Germany or any other EU member state; we have first to see who built this image of us both in Berlin and in Brussels, because Romania is a country that does not deserve to be invited anywhere unless some government of Mr President Basescu is in power, otherwise if there is no longer such government Romania has to be chased out from everywhere,’ said Ponta.